[imc-okanagan] Electronic Intifada: Palestinian Children in Israeli Jails - Audio Interview.

Stefan Christoff christoff at resist.ca
Sun May 21 00:56:39 PDT 2006

Audio Interview: Palestinian Children in Israeli Jails
Stefan Christoff, the Electronic Intifada


Listen to an interview with Ayed Abu Eqtaish, a child rights activist from 
Defense for Children International [Palestine Section] and Adam Hanieh of 
Sumoud, a political prisoner solidarity group based in Toronto. This interview 
was recorded during the April/May 2006 second annual Free Palestinian Political 
Prisoners speaking tour organized by Sumoud, which focused on the realities 
facing Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, specifically child prisoners.

Defense for Children International, is a Palestinian NGO 'dedicated to 
promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children in the West Bank 
and Gaza Strip - as articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights 
of the Child'. Today massive numbers of Palestinian children are being arrested 
and detained by Israeli forces. In the first quarter of 2006 alone, some 350 
children were arrested compared to around 700 child arrests in the whole of 

8,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently detained by Israeli authorities, in 
prisons which major human rights organizations throughout the world. According 
to a 2006 report from Amnesty International, many Palestinian prisoners 'face 
medical negligence, routine beatings, position torture and strip searches by 
Israeli prison authorities'. According to recent figures the Palestinian prison 
population includes 400 children and 100 women detainees.

----> For more information visit the website of Defense for Children 
International & Sumoud, Political Prisoners Solidarity Group.

http://sumoud.tao.ca / http://www.dci-pal.org

[This radio interview was produced by Stefan Christoff for broadcast on CKUT 
Radio in Montreal & distribution through the Electronic Intifada.]


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